Quick and Easy Last Minute Christmas Cards from Stampin Up: Watercolour Christmas Project Kit

Hey there lovelies.

Time gets away from us quickly doesn't it? Here we are in early November with just a few weeks before we want to be sending our Christmas Cards.  Panicking? How about if I told you I had a solution for you that could make 20 great Christmas cards in an afternoon?

Enter the Watercolour Christmas project kit!

Card kit group

 

This kit contains the cards, gold foiled lined envelopes, embellishments and die cuts you need to make 20 beautiful Christmas cards in Pool Party, Real Red, Emerald Envy and Whisper White, They have a real watercolour feel to the design which is so on trend right now. I have 3 different options for you starting at just $35 plus postage and handling of $5,95.

 

Basic Option 1: Purchase the 20 card kit and use your existing stamps for greetings. 

Cost: $35.00 plus $5.95 postage for 20 cards with envelopes, That's just $1.75 per card or $2.05 including postage. If you buy an additional 1-2 sets you don't pay any more postage either, so the cost comes down to $1.90 per card (including postage) for 40 cards and $1.85 per card for 60 cards (including postage). 

Purchase link to purchase in my online store: Watercolor Christmas Project Kit. If you shop online, don't forget to use the November Hostess Code which is UJ4GZN4V. Orders can also be placed by phone or email.

You supply: Stamps from your existing Christmas sets for the greetings. You will also need to supply your own black ink, plus some adhesive (I used Snail, plus some tape for the sequin trim and Dimensionals)  to create 5 each of the four basic designs (shown in the second image, but with your own sentiments exchanged for the ones I have used). There's also a stepped up option available below. Here's what you will get in option 1:

Kit 1

Kit 2

 

Basic Option 2: Purchase the coordinating Watercolor Christmas stamp set in addition to  your 20 card kit.

Cost: $66.00 for one kit / clear mount stamp set plus postage of $5.95. If you buy 1 additional card kits to make 40 cards, you don't pay any additional postage and you only need the one stamp set, so your cost comes down to $2.67 per card. If you buy 2 additonal kits to make 60 cards you only pay an additional $0.85 postage, which brings the cost per card down to $2.38.

Purchase links to purchase in my online store : Watercolour Christmas Project Kit and Watercolour Christmas Clear Mount stamp set. If you shop online, don't forget to use the November Hostess Code which is UJ4GZN4V. Orders can also be placed by phone or email.

You supply: Black ink pad (either Memento, Black Archival or Stazon will work fine), acrylic blocks if you have the clear mount set (suggested ones are b,c,d), adhesive (I used Snail, plus some tape for the sequin trim and Dimensionals) to create 5 each of the 4 designs shown.

Kit 1

Kit 3

Kit 2

 

Want to Step it Up?

By adding just a couple of products (a packet of Foil Snowflakes and a packet of Metallic Enamel Shapes) you can step the designs of the cards up a little to add some more bling! Here's a sample of each card with the basic design on the left, and the stepped up version on the right. Below the photos you will find the costing and links for Option 1 and Option 2 stepped up versions.

  Kit card 1

Kit card 3

Kit card 2

Kit card 4

 

Here's the costings and purchase links for the stepped up versions:

Stepped Up Option 1: Purchase the 20 card kit, Foil Snowflakes and Metallic Enamel Shapes and use your existing stamps for greetings.

Cost: I pack of Foil Shapes and 1 pack of Metallic Enamel Shapes are enough for 2 card kits, which makes the cost per card including postage $3.16 per card for one Watercolor Christmas Card Kit and 1 pack of Foil Shapes and 1 pack of Metallic Enamel Shapes and postage (makes 20 cards with envelopes); $2.46 per card for two Watercolor Christmas Card Kits and 1 pack of Foil Shapes and 1 pack of Metallic Enamel Shapes and postage (makes 40 cards with envelopes); $2.62 per card for three Watercolor Christmas Card Kits,  2 packs of Foil Shapes, 2 pack of Metallic Enamel Shapes and postage (makes 60 cards with envelopes);

Purchase links to purchase in my online store: Watercolor Christmas Project Kit, Foil Snowflakes, Metallic Enamel Shapes. If you shop online, don't forget to use the November Hostess Code which is UJ4GZN4V. Orders can also be placed by phone or email.

You supply: Stamps from your existing Christmas sets for the greetings. You will also need to supply your own black ink, plus some adhesive (I used Snail, plus some tape for the sequin trim and Dimensionals)  to create 5 each of the four stepped up designs (sbut with your own sentiments exchanged for the ones I have used). 

 

Stepped Up Option 2: Purchase the 20 card kit, Foil Snowflakes and Metallic Enamel Shapes plus the coordinating Watercolor Christmas stamp set

Cost: Costings are as described in stepped up option 1, with the addition of one Watercolour Christmas stamp set. This brings the cost per card including postage to $4.71 for 20 stepped up cards, $3.47 for 40 cards and $3.17 for 60 cards.

Purchase links to purchase in my online store : Watercolor Christmas Project Kit, Watercolour Christmas stamp set, Foil Snowflakes, Metallic Enamel Shapes. If you shop online, don't forget to use the November Hostess Code which is UJ4GZN4V. Orders can also be placed by phone or email.

You supply: Stamps from your existing Christmas sets for the greetings. You will also need to supply your own black ink, plus some adhesive (I used Snail, plus some tape for the sequin trim and Dimensionals)  to create 5 each of the four stepped up designs (but with your own sentiments exchanged for the ones I have used). 

 

If I've confused you and you would like to talk over exactly what you need, or would prefer to order by phone or email, just contact me

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Be back tomorrow with this week's Heart of Christmas inspiration post. Stay happy,

Claire

 


Art with Heart Team Stampin Up Heart of Christmas 2017: Week 14 with Merry Little Christmas Memories and More Card Pack

Hello  crafty friends. It's time for Heart of Christmas Week 14! I hope your Christmas card stash is starting to take shape as much as mine :) This weekly Christmas card blogging commitment has really helped with my motivation. The fabulous new Holiday Catalogue starts selling on Friday 1st September too, so you will be able to get your hands on the fabulous new Christmas products.

Graphic

Carrying on from the team blog hop last week, I have had more of a play with the Merry Little Christmas Memories and More card pack. These are multipurpose cards which can be used for pocket style scrapbooking, traditional scrapbooking or even made into cards. Last week I used them in scrapbooking and one card, and today I have made 3 more Christmas cards using cards from the pack.

For this card I have used one of the 3x4 cards, with one of the 6x4 overlays (included in the pack). My card base is Tranquil Tide, and the base paper Merry Music Designer Series Paper (also in the Holiday Catalogue).

MMcard 1

Extra embellishments added to the card were some glimmer paper, some adhesive Rhinestone jewels and the beautiful 7/8" striped ribbon from the Holiday Catalogue.

Mmcard1a

For this card I have just used one of the black and white 3x4" cards, and teamed it with some Merry Music Designer Series Paper and Berry Burst cardstock. My embellishments this time are coordinating Berry Burst ribbon (from the Annual Catalogue), silver mini sequin trim, silver metallic thread and one of the new Year of Cheer embellishments from the Holiday Catalogue.

Mmcard 2

For my last card I have used another of the 3x4" cards, and used some of the cardstock stickers with Rhinestone jewels as the embellishment. My base cardstock is Cherry Cobbler and the Olive Olive paper is from the Colour Theory Designer Series Paper stack. At the base of the card I have embellished with a cardstock strip cut using the Decorative Ribbon border punch.

Mmore card 3

Mmore card 3a

Now it's time to see what some of the other Art with Heart team girls are up to for Heart of Christmas this week.

Kate Morgan

Sharon Davern

Tina Gillespie

Catherine Proctor

Caroline Manwaring

Ros Davidson

Monika O'Neill

Rachel Woollard

 

Thanks for checking out our Heart of Christmas posts this week.

Have a fabulous week,

Claire


Stampin' Up! Carols of Christmas early-release, free tutorials and stamp-a-stack kit

Early Release

Are you ready for some Christmas creating? Stampin' Up! have released one of the fabulous bundles from the 2017 Holiday Catalogue (request your paper copy of the new catalogue HERE). It's called Carols of Christmas bundle, which includes the Carols of Christmas stamp set and the Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies (when you buy the bundle, you get the products at a combined 10% off). Both the stamp set and the bundle are available in wood mount and clear mount.

I love the super large greetings in this stamp set, and the coordinating images and Framelits are perfect for embellishing your Christmas cards. Here's a video, the stamp set and thinlits image, as well as some samples from Stampin' Up!. Read on though as I have some free tutorial and some stamp a stack kits to offer you too!

 

 

Here are the products. which you can find in the Carols of Christmas section in my online Stampin' Up! store

(Just a reminder to redeem any bonus coupons from July and use the August Hostess Code N32VTJJY to get a free gift in September).

Carols Bundle

BONUS: Get FREE Tutorials or a cost price Stamp a Stack Kit when you purchase the Carols of Christmas Bundle from me in August.

I've put together four embellished and layered cards (I can't do super basic - you know me!) and I'd love to give you a bonus in August!  As detailed last week, the fancy fold card was inspired by a swap card I received from Julie Kettlewell on the Incentive Trip)

Carols of Christmas group

When you buy the Carols of Christmas bundle (either wood mount or clear mount) from me (either online, or by phone or email), you can choose either:

  • FREE set of emailed PDF tutorials for the 4 cards, including pictures, measurements and step by step instructions (these are available to go); or
  • $10 discount on an 8 card and envelope Christmas Stamp a Stack which includes the above instructions (so 2 each of the 4 designs)  with the cardstock, 1/4 pack Be Merry Designer Series Paper, die cut stitched circle and label shapes, metallic enamel shapes, sequin trim and envelopes. This will cost you $18.50 including postage. Small print: Discounted price only available to those people who purchase the bundle from me (or intend to during August) and the kit must be purchased prior to August 10th. It's OK to purchase the kit before the bundle, but it won't be posted to you until the bundle has been purchased (or you pay the additional $10). Products will be ordered 11th August and the kit should be posted bu around the 21st assuming everything runs normally with me receiving the order. 

If you would just like to purchase the Stamp a Stack kit without buying the bundle from me, the cost is $28.50 including postage, as these are embellished and layered cards and you are getting lots of product to complete them.

To complete the projects using the kits you will need:

  • Stampin' Trimmer or trimmer and scorer, paper snips and adhesive including dimensionals
  • Carols of Christmas bundle and BigShot
  • Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green and Crumb Cake Stampin' Markers (or you can use Classic Stampin' Pads and stamp the greetings in one colour)

Use these PayPal buttons to purchase either version of the Carols of Christmas Stamp a Stack Kit. Cut off date is August 15th for kit purchase:

Version 1: $18.50 and I intend to purchase the Carols of Christmas bundle from you by 31st August (just purchase the bundle the normal way you would make a purchase). I understand the kit wont be posted until I complete the purchase or upgrade to version 2. Please note the other general and ink supplies you will need besides the bundle.

 

 

Version 2: $28.50 just the stamp a stack kit for 8 cards and envelopes (please note the supplies you will need).

 

If you have any questions, or would prefer to pay over the phone with credit card, or by direct deposit, please contact me by email or phone.

I hope you love creating with the Carols of Christmas bundle as much as I have!

Claire


Cake Crazy / Adding Some Bling Online Class

This month's bundle of the month and 6 card stamp a stack online class features the fabulous Cake Crazy stamp set and the happy and bright Party Animal paper and embellishments from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalogue. Would you like to know how to rock this stamp set, add bling toyour birthday cards and have all the materials for 6 happy and bright birthday cards sent to you (2 each of 3 designs, stamped images not included).

Stampin Up Cake Crazy Online Class Australia - 6 cards. Click through or details.

 

  Stampin Up Cake Crazy stamp set available in my online store

Party nimal DSP

Party animal washi

 

Class sign ups for this class close Friday 17th February at midnight.

Class with physical kit and/or class materials is open to Australian residents. There are two ways you can purchase:

Option 1: Purchase the Bundle and Get the Kit for FREE

  • The bundle you will receive in includes (you can substitute anything you have):
  • Cake Crazy Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Emerald Envy, Pacific Point, Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango stamp pads
  • Party Animal Designer Washi Taps
  • Kit for 6 cards (2 each of 3 designs) plus PDF and Video

Total $96.50 plus $5.95 postage and handling - $102.45

You will also need adhesive and a trimmer to complete the class.

To order this option CONTACT ME TODAY BY EMAIL / PHONE / TEXT (you can pay by credit card over the phone or direct deposit)

 

Option 2: Purchase the Card Kit / PDF and Videos only, for $25

You will need to have all the items above to complete the class.

With this option you will receive the mailed out kit plus emailed PDF instructions and video link.

 

 

I had such great feedback to last months online class. I hope you will consider joining me this month. I love teaching and we always need birthday cards on hand.

 

Just a few other things to remind of you of:

Don't forget to use my February Hostess Code with any online orders for a free gift next month.

Stampin Up Feb 2017 Hostess Code Australia

 Saleabration is on and you can get extra fabulous deals with qualifying purchases:

 

Stampin Up Saleabration free stamps Australia

Shopping

Free Saleabration choice with each $90 spent (before postage) in one transaction. See the picture below to see what you can choose for free.

Extra $40 Stampin Rewards on a $400+ order (in one transaction and before postage) in addition to the free Saleabration choices

  Chooe one of these products free with a $90 order in Feb and March. Stampin Up Saleabration Australia.

 

But the absolute BEST deal we have on at the moment is the Stampin' Up! Starter Kit

Get 2 free stamp sets (total value up to $179) in addition to $235 free merchandise (so up to $414 worth) for just $169 and free postage.

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This is a great deal - read more about joining HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today,

Claire


Beautiful You Bundle Offer / January Online Stampin' Up! Class

Hello lovely people.

I'm offering on Online Class in January featuring the gorgeous Beautiful You stamp set from the 2017 Occasions Catalogue.

We will be making 6 cards, 2 each of 3 different designs. These cards will include layers and embellishments and have all the pieces pre-cut ready for you to stamp, colour and assemble. Here's one of the cards we will be making, to show you the detail. The watercolour pencils will be used three different ways to make these cards and there will be a short video showing those techniques.

  Beautiful You sample 2

There are two options to purchase (Australian residents only):

  1. Purchase the bundle of 3 products from me and get the class kit, instructions and access to videos for free. With this option you can also choose a free Saleabration choice.
  2. Purchase the class kit with materials, instructions and access to videos to make the 6 cards for $25.00

 

Here's the product we will be using for this class. Firstly if you buy the bundle, you will be getting these three products (choose wood mount or clear mount for the stamp set).

Beautiful You Stamp Set, Watercolour Pencils and Aquapainters.

Beautiful You WC pencils

AquapaintersTo complete the cards you will also need adhesive, Dimensional foam dots, scissors and a waterproof black ink pad (Black archival or Black Stazon). That's it!

 

Ordering Instructions - ** Orders close January 15th for both options. Australian Residents Only **

Option 1: Buy the Bundle and get the card kit free

  • Clear Mount Bundle - $96.75 plus $5.95 Postage and Handling
  • Wood Mount Bundle - $115.75 plus $5.95 Postage and Handling

How to order by January 15th

  • Call or text me on 0412120498 and pay by direct deposit or credit card
  • Email me and pay by direct deposit or credit card
  • Order these three products in my online store using Hostess Code EDSZMZJK (please note this wont qualify you for a free gift as you are already getting the card kit free). If you have a product, you can substitute for something of a similar value. 

Kit will be posted January 20th, and PDF instructions / video links will be sent that evening.

 

Option 2: Buy just the kit and Access to instructions / videos, but use your own products.

This option can be purchased by PayPal (if you don't have a PayPal account you can pay by credit card through PayPal using this link). 

Please note:

  • This is for Australian residents only and for personal use
  • Orders close January 15th
  • Kit will be posted January 20th, and PDF instructions / video links will be sent that evening.
  • If you are one of my direct team members, instructions/videos will be provided free of charge so don't sign up here!

Purchase the card kit and instructions/videos via PayPal for $25.00

 

 

 Back later with some Saleabration samples.

Claire

 

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